A Spotlight on the Importance of the Peri-Wound Skin in Wound Healing: An overview of the Evidence

Mark G. Rippon, Alan A. Rogers, Karen Ousey, Leanne Atkin, Kate Williams

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Abstract

The importance of the peri-wound skin as the "organ of healing" in the skin cannot be underestimated. This paper explores the numerous healing processes originating in the peri-wound skin without which healing progression would not occur. This paper also explores how damage to the peri-wound skin is ubiquitous and can occur because of underlying pathology, misdiagnosis, mismanagement, or the use of inappropriate treatments. As such it is imperative that management strategies, including correct assessment of both wound bed and peri wound skin to identify the correct treatment choice to incur better patient/wound outcomes.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of wound care
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 17 Jun 2022

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